Samsung Galaxy S10 production lines are reportedly now open
The next Samsung mobile flagship is in production! This claim has been made in an exclusive report in The Investor. It asserts that a source has told it that the OEM commenced the manufacture of this new line on January 25. This announcement is in line with previous rumors that the company would have to start making these phones earlier in the year than normal.
The Investor's source also told the outlet that 3 variants of the S10 are being produced now. These may be the anticipated base S10 and S10 Plus, as well as the S10 Lite (or E) that is also expected to join them this year. Avid Samsung leak followers may have noticed that other possible SKUs, such as the S10 5G (or X), may be left out so far. The Investor confirmed that, based on their information, Samsung does indeed plan to manufacture this variant, but not until late in the year.
The source was quoted as saying, "The 5G Galaxy S10 is still in the pipeline and will start being produced later during the first half". Presumably, this refers to the 1st half of 2019. Interestingly, the source, whom the Korean outlet referred to as being associated with a supply firm, also claimed that all 3 of the S10 SKUs now in production incorporate in-display fingerprint scanner.
This report also included confirmations that the S10s would all have multiple camera sensors, and that some units would have 1TB internal storage capacities. It also alleged that the foldable Samsung Galaxy smartphone is also close to production, and may cost over 2 million won (or about US$1,789).